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Find Free Food In AldeneLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Church of Saint Joseph the Carpenter

    1 hour 17 minutes

    average wait time

    0.78 mi


    Info

    Only for residents of Roselle.

    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 weeks)

      12:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Sat, September 14th (in 2 months)

      12:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Sat, October 12th (in 3 months)

      12:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Map of Church of Saint Joseph the Carpenter

    Location

    160 East 3rd Avenue

    Roselle, NJ 07203

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 241-1250

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Bethesda French SDA Church--*

    12 minutes

    average wait time

    1.29 mi


    Info

    Accepts commissions

    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability

    Schedule

    • Wed, July 24th (next week)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, August 14th (in 4 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, August 28th (next month)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Wednesday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Wednesday

    Map of Bethesda French SDA Church--*

    Location

    302 E. 9th Avenue

    Roselle, NJ 07203

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central New Jersey

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.89 mi


    Info

    The food pantry is located behind the big building, in the small building.

    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • Food pantry: Needs to fill out a form
      • Photo ID and proof of address is required for adults 18+
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:30 am–12:30 pm

    • Tomorrow

      1:30 pm–3:30 pm

    • This Wednesday

      10:30 am–12:30 pm

    • 10:30 am–12:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

    • 1:30 pm–3:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

    Map of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central New Jersey

    Location

    655 Westfield Avenue

    Elizabeth, NJ 07208

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 352-8375

  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Aldene.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    NEW LIFE PANTRY

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.74 mi


    Info

    You only need to sign in with name & address. We need to know if you receive snap. Wic or if you rec Medicaid, SSI, etc If not, you would most likely qualify for low income (185% above poverty line) . You do not need to bring any papers . Please Use Back Door

    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, July 27th (next week)

      12:00 pm–3:30 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 weeks)

      12:00 pm–3:30 pm

    • Sat, August 24th (next month)

      12:00 pm–3:30 pm

    • 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of NEW LIFE PANTRY

    Location

    611 Raritan Road

    Cranford, NJ 07016

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Cranford Family Care Food Pantry

    8 minutes

    average wait time

    1.79 mi


    Info

    Call ahead or email cfamilycare@gmail.com to arrange a pickup

    • Requirements

      • Cranford residents only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • This Wednesday

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • This Thursday

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–4:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Cranford Family Care Food Pantry

    Location

    61 Myrtle St

    Cranford, NJ 07016

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    LPC Mission Project

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.7 mi


    Info

    Call 908-486-3073 to make an appointment for the food pantry on the 4th weekend of the month. Emergency food are available, must call the same number to inquire.

    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Emergency food available. Call to inquire.
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Fri, July 26th (next week)

      All Day

      • Appointments required
    • Sat, July 27th (in 2 weeks)

      All Day

      • Appointments required
    • Fri, August 23rd (next month)

      All Day

      • Appointments required
    • All Day

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    • All Day

      every month on the 4th Sunday

    Map of LPC Mission Project

    Location

    1506 Orchard Terrace

    Linden, NJ 07036

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    MORNING STAR COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CENTER

    14 minutes

    average wait time

    1.81 mi


    • Requirements

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • Come early. Line starts at 8am
      • Closed During Year: Inclement weather

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, August 17th (next month)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, September 21st (in 2 months)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Map of MORNING STAR COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CENTER

    Location

    1009 Chandler Ave

    Linden, NJ 07036

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    HAITIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH & HOME OF HOPE WORLDWIDE

    13 minutes

    average wait time

    2.15 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • No ID is required.
      • Closed on major holidays
      • Walk-ins accepted
      • Closed on 4th of July

    Schedule

    • Sat, July 27th (next week)

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 weeks)

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 24th (next month)

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    Map of HAITIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH & HOME OF HOPE WORLDWIDE

    Location

    431 Maple Ave

    Linden, NJ 07036

    directions

    Contact

    (732) 934-0947

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Iglesia San Jose

    55 minutes

    average wait time

    2.38 mi


    Info

    • Should show up at 8am in the morning as the line is really long.
    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • Must be income-eligible
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, July 27th (next week)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 24th (next month)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of Iglesia San Jose

    Location

    38 West End Place

    Elizabeth, NJ 07202

    directions

    Contact

    (908) 289-7070

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    LINDEN INTERFAITH LINCS

    15 minutes

    average wait time

    2.75 mi


    Info

    Register to Linden social services office before start getting food. Make an appointment by calling: 9084748620

    • Requirements

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month
      • Diapers upon availability

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Mon, August 19th (next month)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, August 20th (next month)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Monday

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Tuesday

    Map of LINDEN INTERFAITH LINCS

    Location

    14 West Munsell Avenue

    Linden, NJ 07036

    directions
  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Aldene accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Aldene do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    You can browse these pages for resources in Aldene to see if any are open today. If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options in Aldene.

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Aldene for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.